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Kennedy Cares

This week the Supreme Court granted a rare legal victory to one of America’s most down-trodden, least-understood special-interest groups: people who rape small children. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ...
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Message in a Ballot

When I was a kid we made things in this country. Cars, refrigerators, TV sets, B-52 bombers. You know — big, substantial, useful things that lots of people wanted to ...
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Ten Years Along

When National Review went online in 1996, my politics were a little different. But then so was the world. Here are a few highlights (and low) from my diary back ...
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Miserable Failure

In 1971 President Richard M. Nixon prevailed upon Congress to pass the National Cancer Act, effectively declaring war on a leading cause of death in the U.S. The goal of ...

Irony On Ice

File under “Hollywood Hypocrisy”: In the new hit movie Ice Age II: The Meltdown an armadillo named Fast Tony warns the other characters (and, of course, us) that the ...
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The Right to Know

While supporting the nomination of Sam Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court I must join the chorus of those who object to his 1991 decision (Planned Parenthood v. Casey) to ...